HC Deb 06 August 1976 vol 916 c1173W
Mrs. Wise

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the latest figure for artificial induction of birth, as a percentage of all births.

Dr. Owen

In 1974, the latest year for which figures are available, it is provisionally estimated that the number of induced births in NHS hospitals in England and Wales expressed as a percentage of all live and still births was 38 per cent.